PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Text to speech?



Xm3buX
September 15th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Are there any text to speech programs, kind of like Microsoft sam for windows?

Thanks.

Dr Small
September 15th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Try espeak. It's in the repositories.

-Zeus-
September 15th, 2008, 05:51 PM
orca is installed by default.

humhum
September 15th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Are there any text to speech programs, kind of like Microsoft sam for windows?

Thanks.

xxxxx@xxxxx:~$ apt-cache search text speech
espeak - A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer
ksayit - a frontend for the KDE Text-to-Speech system
kttsd - a Text-to-Speech system for KDE
libgnome-speech-dev - GNOME text-to-speech library (development headers)
libgnome-speech7 - GNOME text-to-speech library
brltty-flite - Access software for a blind person using a braille display
cowsay - A configurable talking cow
eflite - Festival-Lite based emacspeak speech server
epos - Text-to-speech system
festival - General multi-lingual speech synthesis system
festival-freebsoft-utils - Festival extensions and utilities
festival-hi - Festival text to speech synthesizer for Hindi
festival-mr - Festival text to speech synthesizer for Marathi
festival-te - Festival text to speech synthesizer for Telugu (te) language
festlex-ifd - Italian support for Festival
festvox-kallpc16k - American English male speaker for festival, 16khz sample rate
festvox-kallpc8k - American English male speaker for festival, 8khz sample rate
festvox-kdlpc16k - American English male speaker for festival, 16khz sample rate
festvox-kdlpc8k - American English male speaker for festival, 8khz sample rate
ihu - Qt VoIP softphone with an own, encrypted protocol
jbofihe - A parser for the lojban language
kttsd-contrib-plugins - the KDE Text-to-Speech system
libtime-human-perl - convert localtime() format to "speaking clock" time
lsr - The Linux Screen Reader for GNOME
recite - English text speech synthesizer
screader - Screen reader using software or hardware speech synthesizer
festvox-rablpc16k - British English male speaker for festival, 16khz sample rate
festvox-rablpc8k - British English male speaker for festival, 8khz sample rate
gnome-speech-dectalk - GNOME text-to-speech library (Fonix DECtalk engine support)
gnome-speech-swift - GNOME text-to-speech library (Cepstral swift engine support)
w3-recs - Recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
libmythes-dev - simple thesaurus library (development files)

I have used some, but I don't remember wich... :P

cariboo
September 15th, 2008, 05:56 PM
If I run a search for text to speech in synaptic, I find:

epos
espeak
fesatival
kttsd

Plus another three screen readers. Take your pick.

Jim

Xm3buX
September 15th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Right, it seems espeak is already installed. How do I access it?

Thanks.

Flare183
September 15th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Open a termnial and type in espeak.

t0p
September 15th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Right, it seems espeak is already installed. How do I access it?


espeak is a command line utility, very easy to use. Just open a terminal and type espeak followed by required options...

From the man page:

-f <text file>
Text file to speak

--stdin
Read text input from stdin instead of a file


So, the command


espeak -f words.txt

would cause espeak to "read" the textfile words.txt.